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Drought damage is deep

Rain was welcome, but more is needed

While recent rainfall has certainly been a blessing, this area remains stressed by the long drought that has impacted it, as stream flows indicate. This shot of a creek bed northeast of Great Bend Friday shows that dry conditions still prevail.

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Rainfall that finally returned to central Kansas this past week was certainly welcomed, but state officials warn that, while it is a step in the right direction, it is far too little to have taken the state out of the drought that continues to impact its agriculture and many of its community water sources.
Officials from the Kansas Water Office continue to chart the precipitation — and its lack — and much of the state remains stressed, even with the recent addition, it was noted this week.
According to KWO information, several Kansas counties remain in the most severe levels of “drought ...


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